Aliens as part of a galactic group of extraterrestrials secretly being in contact with high-placed government officials here on Earth might be the most #2020 headline yet. And that’s really saying something for a year that’s gone completely off the rails. But such is a recent claim that aliens not only exist but are part of a larger governing body. And they don’t want their presence revealed to us, lowly humans. Apparently, humanity just isn’t ready to know that aliens are out there and in contact with some on Earth.
If an alien federation that’s working to keep themselves a secret sounds like a crackpot conspiracy theory from the darkest edges of the internet, I don’t blame you. But this latest *news* does come from a source a little more reputable than Reddit or the dark web. The claim was made by Professor Haim Eshed who at one point was the head of Israel’s security space program. In an interview with the Israeli paper 7 Days, the 87-year-old had a number of, um, interesting things to say about human-alien diplomacy.
Here are some of Eshed’s quotes from the interview focusing on this relationship between the humans and aliens and why both parties might be incentivized to keep things on the down-low.
The UFOs have asked not to publish that they are here, humanity is not ready yet.
…the aliens in the Galactic Federation are saying: Wait, let people calm down first.
There’s an agreement between the US government and the aliens. They signed a contract with us to do experiments here.
Eshed admits in the interview that his claims make him sound “crazy” and that only a few years ago no one would have believed what he was saying. But, now, probably because of the aforementioned 2020 where literally everything feels like it’s on the table, he felt comfortable breaking the news. He also states that President Donald Trump is aware of the federation but has chosen to not reveal it to the public.
And in a line that comes almost directly out of a spec script about alien encounters, Eshed says that alien and human representatives are meeting in an underground base on Mars. That’s where all of the negotiations go down. Who exactly represents our human interests on that committee isn’t yet known, but hopefully they are skilled negotiators.
How exactly humans and aliens enter into documented contracts that are able to encompass the presumable, wide-ranging differences in Earth and intergalactic legal code is unclear at this time. I suspect different judges might see the fine print differently and the Galactic Federation Eshed claims exists likely has its own tight language around secrecy.
But Eshed’s claims, while likely far-fetched, do come at a time when the ideas of the existence of aliens have ramped up of late. Over the summer we were treated to a government-released video of unidentified flying objects spotted by military pilots. This was timed with the announcement of a newly-formed government agency, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force, which would begin more accurately reporting possible alien contact.
Time will only tell if these claims of an alien and human peace treaty are for real or just the (likely) ramblings of an old dude who’s been thinking about space his whole life. In the meantime, we can look at the stars and just dream of entering legally written contracts with a variety of ETs. Just how you thought the first contact would go.